Cate Kincaid is back! She made a big impression in Dying to Read and I couldn't wait to see what adventures she'd tackle in Dolled Up to Die. I love her spunk, her humor, and above all else her drive to find the answers. Also returning is Mitch, Cate's occasionally overprotective boyfriend, and Octavia, Cate's newly adopted deaf cat, who sometimes has better intuition than Cate.
I love it when I get the opportunity to review a mystery novel. In this whodunit, I was constantly guessing and never quite sure if I was right. The pacing was dead on, pun intended, and the stakes rose just when you thought they couldn't. Combine McCourtney's great sense of humor with her equally great mystery devices and you get a pleasure-filled afternoon with Cate.
If you enjoy whodunit mysteries, Dolled Up to Die is right up your alley. Aside from some minor, brief, adult humor the story is very clean and appropriate for 15+. I recommend this to anyone in need of a laugh while they try to solve the murder. :-)
Available July 15, 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
I received this book from Revell in return for an honest review of my opinions, which I have done. Thanks!
This is the second book in this series, and just as good as the first. We continue with Cate Kincaid, and her now cat Octavia.
Of course Cate gets herself into many predicaments, and sometimes near death experiences. There are some chuckles in among the difficulties. She is, it seemed, anyway working as an assistant PI, without getting paid on her current case. She is called to a murder before the police? Huh! You shall see. Once involved in these murders a few others pop up, and she is almost the victim a few times herself.
Once you pick up this fast pace book, you won't put it down. How would you like to be the replacement bridesmaid, because someone else can't do it, and the gown fits you? Cate does...and find out what else she does for a friend, loose term here. Also you will find out how Octavia helps her? Ummm?
Just when you think you know who committed the murders, my thought changed, and then changed again. I love it when I'm wrong!! This book doesn't let you know right away, and through it all, there is a strong reliance on our Lord. This is one great book to curl up with. Don't miss it, it is a good one!
I received this book through Revell Book Bloggers Tour, and was not required to give a positive review.
Dolled Up to Die is a perfect little cozy full of humor, twists, turns and, of course, clues. I love the way McCourtney drops them out little-by-little to keep you going, but not enough to figure out whodunnit before the end. From a motorcycle-riding vinter with a past to a out-of-control bridezilla, each character has secrets and any of them could be capable of murder. She's given us a heroine with flaws, too, in Cate Kincaid. But in spite of her quirks, she's lovable, smart and blessed with her faith and her PI sense, or what she calls "her gut."
There are a few recurring characters from Dying to Read, the first in the Cate Kincaid Files. From a hunky Mitch Berenski, to her uncle Joe who owns Belmont Investigations and then of course, because it's a cozy, there's Octavia, the heiress cat who chose Cate to care for her.
I loved Dolled Up to Die as much as I loved McCourtney's other mysteries. She's still one of my favorite mystery writers.
Thanks so much to Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.
Book #2 in the Cate Kincaid series is a very enjoyable read. Lorena McCourtney's style of writing is very engaging--as also is her main charactor, Cate Kincaid. Lorena keeps the storyline and mystery moving right along. I highly recommend this book.